Australian Special Forces soldier found dead in Afghanistan

Posted: July 2, 2014 in Daily incidents

By Mustafa Kazemi
July 2nd, 2014 — 04:10 Kabul Time

Kabul (Afghanistan) – Australian Defense Ministry confirms death of a
Special Forces soldier in Afghan capital Kabul.

Australia’s Defense Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin told a press
conference minutes ago that the soldier was a found dead with a fatal
gunshot wound.

It is believed to be a “non-combat related incident” as the soldier
was found dead in “an administrative building” in Kabul.

The soldier was from a Sydney-based Second Commando Unit.

“He was a highly-qualified, experienced and well-respected special
forces soldier.” “His death will impact the nation” – Marshal Mark
Binskin added.

Offering condolences to the family of the soldier on behalf of
Australian Defense Forces, he said the family has “asked for privacy.”

Air Marshal Binskin said “The ADF’s investigative service has begun
collecting evidence from the site, and that they do not have all the
facts in this “early stage.”

No further details about the soldier was disclosed with the media.

Currently Australia has 400 military troops and advisors in Afghanistan.

[Natalie Peters contributed piece].

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